Countdown is on to Keswick Mountain Festival

Multisport event in the Lakes takes place on May 17-19

With a little over a month go to the 2019 Keswick Mountain Festival, we’re getting excited about being part of the event and we feel this one-minute promote video from the organisers is sure to whet your appetites too.

Trail running is one of the 14 sports lined up for lovers of outdoor fitness. The Adidas Terrex 25km trail run takes place on the Saturday, with the 50km and 10km events to follow on the Sunday, plus there are triathlon options to choose from for the more versatile runers.

Everyone who enters a sports event at the 2019 Keswick Mountain Festival will be given the opportunity to sign up to fundraise for the National Trust’s new Riverlands campaign, which is aiming to improve the health of mountain rivers, such as the Derwent. The Derwent is home to otters, Atlantic salmon and vendace (the UK’s rarest freshwater fish), but is being harmed by pollution and severe floods. Through Riverlands, the National Trust hopes to ‘slow the flow’ of water from summit to sea and in doing so protect the river, the mountains and valleys it flows through, and the wildlife and people who depend on it. Sports event participants who agree to support Riverlands when they sign up for events will receive a fundraising pack and a limited-edition running vest.

Full details of the 2019 Keswick Mountain Festival sports events can be found here. Some events are starting to sell out, but any places that are left can be booked on the website.